In 2021 shipments of EU27 + UK SSC did rise by 9,4%
by David Fleschen
EUROMETAL’s market monitoring system is tracking EU steel distribution shipments and stocks for its two main business segments:
- Flat SSC Distribution
- Multi-Product & Proximity Steel Stockholding Distribution
EU Flat SSC Distribution
In 2021, shipments of EU27 + UK SSC did rise by 9,4% in a year-on-year comparison.
In December of 2021 compared to December 2020, Strip Mill Products shipments increased by 4,8%, year-on-year, compared with a drop of -8,1% for the month of November.
When expressed in days of shipments, stocks at EU SSC reached 92 days in December 2021, compared to 91 days in December 2020.
For December 2021, the index of stock volumes did rise and noted at index 92, to be compared with index 90 in December 2020 (average 2018 = index 100).
EU Multi-Product & Proximity Steel Stockholding Distribution
In 2021, EU27 + UK Multi-Product & Proximity Steel Stockholding Distribution only Rebars and Merchant Bars registered lower shipments. All other products had a positive run.
As a matter of fact, during 2021, total shipments increased by 4,7 %, year-on-year.
December of 2021 compared to December 2020, “Total Steel Products” shipments decreased, year-on-year by -1,9%. All products had a negative trend, except Plates, Tubular Products and Galv. & other Coated Flats.
Source: Eurometal, Photo: Fotolia